MSE Master of Science in Engineering

The Swiss engineering master's degree

Ogni modulo equivale a 3 crediti ECTS. È possibile scegliere un totale di 10 moduli/30 ECTS nelle seguenti categorie: 

  • 12-15 crediti ECTS in moduli tecnico-scientifici (TSM)
    I moduli TSM trasmettono competenze tecniche specifiche del profilo e si integrano ai moduli di approfondimento decentralizzati.
  • 9-12 crediti ECTS in basi teoriche ampliate (FTP)
    I moduli FTP trattano principalmente basi teoriche come la matematica, la fisica, la teoria dell’informazione, la chimica ecc. I moduli ampliano la competenza scientifica dello studente e contribuiscono a creare un importante sinergia tra i concetti astratti e l’applicazione fondamentale per l’innovazione 
  • 6-9 crediti ECTS in moduli di contesto (CM)
    I moduli CM trasmettono competenze supplementari in settori quali gestione delle tecnologie, economia aziendale, comunicazione, gestione dei progetti, diritto dei brevetti, diritto contrattuale ecc.

La descrizione del modulo (scarica il pdf)riporta le informazioni linguistiche per ogni modulo, suddivise nelle seguenti categorie:

  • Insegnamento
  • Documentazione
  • Esame
Modelling for aviation infrastructure and future mobility (TSM_ModAvi)

The course will focus on operational and infrastructure topics and the optimization of complex systems in terms of delay, capacity issues and future developments in aviation.  

Future developments and important upcoming topics in the airline industry will be addressed, such as unmanned aircraft systems, new approaches in business models or passenger operations.  


The students are expected to have knowledge on a basic level in:

  • Descriptive statistic (but not a requirement)
  • Aviation in general (but not a requirement)

Obiettivi di apprendimento

The students will be able to understand state-of-the-art methods for operations in aviation in general but also new methods e.g. machine learning, deep learning and different approaches in meta-heuristic optimization.

Obtain the ability of modelling and simulation of resources (crews, fleets, passengers) for network planning, data processing and capacity issues.

Improving the presentation competencies to report complex modelling results to the decision makers.  Achieving the ability to apply "what has been learnt" to future developments.

The students will learn how to design and plan infrastructures and operation in terms of capacity, delay management, and revenue managements.

Students will be able to assess future developments in the airline industry, classify them and react appropriately.

Categoria modulo

The course starts with a brief introduction in the infrastructural set-up of aviation systems in terms of capacity, demand and operational issues.

Basic concept in operation management will be briefly repeated, which then are used to deepening the knowledge for important topics such as capacity planning, airline transport management, airline revenue management, and overall mathematical optimization methods.

The last part of the course will be dedicated to the future development in the airline industry with a focus on operational methods, upcoming transport techniques and new infrastructure approaches.

Metodologie di insegnamento e apprendimento

  • Lectures
  • Self-study
  • Run simulations under supervision and in small self-study projects
  • Work on weekly exercises (somtimes with oral presentations in front of the class)
  • Analysis of case studies
  • Scientific paper studies and online research


  • Airline Operations and Management, Gerald N. Cook, Bruce Billig, Verlag Routledge
  • Air Transportation A Management Perspective, John G. Wensween, Verlag Routledge

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